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Types of Alternative Tuition Plans for College

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Alternative tuition plans are designed to help students pay their college fees without taking out expensive student loans. There are three main types of alternative tuition plans – Prepaid Tuition Plan, Tuition Guarantee Plan, and Tuition Payment Plan. All three work differently and have different terms and conditions. The most notable benefit of alternative tuition …
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Q&A With Courteney Wilkinson — College Raptor’s Scholarship Award Certificate Winner!

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Courteney Wilkinson is the most recent winner of the College Raptor $1,000 scholarship award certificate! Courteney was kind enough to answer a few questions about her college search and journey. There are some great insights in her Q&A that might be helpful to college-bound students. Check it out! Tell us about yourself! I am 24 …
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6 Important Pieces of Student Loan Refinance Advice

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Student loan refinancing offers several benefits. When you refinance, you exchange your old high-interest student loans for a new loan with all new terms. You could get lower interest rates, lower monthly payments, or different terms depending on what your goals are. The key to enjoying the benefits of student loan refinance advice is to …
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How COVID Affects Work Study Jobs

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In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic and the stay-at-home orders, colleges across the U.S. have shut down their campuses. Faculty are conducting virtual classes from their own homes. These total campus shut-downs are preventing students from performing their work study jobs and getting paid. Many students depend on this additional income to help them …
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Who Gets the COVID-19 Stimulus Check – Dependent or Independent Students?

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The economic fallout from COVID-19 has been jarring. It jeopardizes the finances of families and businesses across America. Among those the changes hit hardest are college students. Which is where a stimulus check could come in handy. However, the rules are different for independent vs. dependent students. Here’s what you need to know. Colleges Blindsided …
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How to Apply for Coronavirus Relief for College

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If you’re in college or have recently graduated and have student loans, you may be wondering how your loans and financial aid will be affected in the coming months in response to the coronavirus. Do you have to apply? How do you apply for coronavirus relief? What will you receive? We cover the needed info …
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